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Found out you’re pregnant? Having a baby is an exciting time! When you find out you’re going to have a baby, you know that an exciting chapter in your life is about to begin. The good thing is that you have time to get ready for your baby’s arrival. There’s a lot to think about when you’re first pregnant.  

You are certain to have questions on all sorts of topics: What happens during pregnancy? How many antenatal appointments am I entitled to? When do I have to tell my employer about my pregnancy and will changes be made to my job? What is going to change in my relationship with my partner once the baby arrives? Is hospital the safest place to give birth? An endless list of questions. 

Familienportal.NRW provides answers to most of these questions. You will find information on benefits and financial support for families, and practical tips on where to find help as well as other ideas. There are also useful checklists to help you keep track of things you need to do, including what you’ll need for your baby, what you should pack in your hospital bag to information on funding for fertility treatment in NRW.  If you need extra help and support during your pregnancy, you are not alone. Every town in NRW has a service that provides support for pregnant women and new parents who may have worries and concerns. You can find out where to get help and advice in just a few clicks. 


Neue Telefon-Hotline für Fragen zum Arbeitsschutz


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